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Ragan Finishes 25th in Kansas

No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine Toyota driver David Ragan finished 25th in Sunday’s 400-mile NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway. The Michael Waltrip Racing driver started 22nd and struggled with an ill-handling race car for much of the race. The Unadilla, Ga., native fell two laps behind the leaders just past the halfway point. The No. 55 team made numerous adjustments throughout the day to the No. 55 Aaron’s Dream Machine to try and improve the handling. But Ragan suffered minor front end damage to his Toyota when teammate Clint Bowyer hit the outside wall in Turn 3. The No. 55 Aaron’s team returns to action Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway.

 

  • Started 22nd and finished 25th
  • Lost two laps to the leaders just past the halfway mark
  • Received minor front end damage on lap 172 when teammate Clint Bowyer hit the outside wall in turn 3
  • With 30 laps remaining Ragan ran his fastest lap of the race

 

RAGAN: “Our Aaron’s Dream Machine wasn’t very good on the restarts. Once I got going it was just really hard to pass. My Aaron’s Dream Machine team worked hard all weekend to make this car better. I think if I could get some track positon we would have been okay. I am looking forward to Talladega next weekend. We have a real shot at winning there.”

 

RACE NOTES

  • Joey Logano took the checkered flag 0.491 seconds ahead of Denny Hamlin
  • Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne and Kyle Busch rounded out the top five
  • Seven cautions slowed the race for 39 laps
  • Race featured 21 lead changes among nine drivers

 

RESULTS (Unofficial)

1          Joey Logano

2          Denny Hamlin

3          Jimmie Johnson

4          Kasey Kahne

5          Kyle Busch

6          Kurt Busch

7          Ryan Blaney

8          Carl Edwards

9          Brad Keselowski

10        Jeff Gordon

11        Ryan Newman

12        Brian Scott

13        Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

14        Matt Kenseth

15        Martin Truex Jr.

16        Kevin Harvick

17        Greg Biffle

18        Trevor Bayne

19        Paul Menard

20        Jamie McMurray

21        Dale Earnhardt Jr.

22        Danica Patrick

23        Casey Mears

24        Aric Almirola

25        David Ragan

26        Justin Allgaier

27        AJ Allmendinger

28        Sam Hornish Jr.

29        Kyle Larson

30        Matt DiBenedetto

31        Alex Bowman

32        Brett Moffitt

33        Cole Whitt

34        Michael Annett

35        Tony Stewart

36        David Gilliland

37        Jeb Burton

38        Reed Sorenson

39        Will Kimmel

40        Clint Bowyer

41        Austin Dillon

42        J.J. Yeley

43        Landon Cassill

 

 

STANDINGS                          PTS

1          Joey Logano               3095

2          Denny Hamlin             3082

3          Kurt Busch                  3077

4          Carl Edwards              3076

5          Kevin Harvick              3071

6          Jeff Gordon                 3071

7          Brad Keselowski         3071

8          Martin Truex Jr.           3070

9          Kyle Busch                  3064

10        Ryan Newman                        3062

11        Dale Earnhardt Jr.       3039

12        Matt Kenseth               3035

13        Jamie McMurray         2154

14        Jimmie Johnson          2134

15        Paul Menard                2109

16        Clint Bowyer                2086

17        Aric Almirola                821

18        Kasey Kahne              811

19        Kyle Larson                 757

20        Greg Biffle                   753

21        Austin Dillon                688

22        Casey Mears               672

23        AJ Allmendinger          645

24        Danica Patrick             644

25        Ricky Stenhouse Jr.    623

26        Sam Hornish Jr.                      614

27        Tony Stewart               608

28        David Ragan               602

29        Trevor Bayne              578

30        Justin Allgaier             504

31        Cole Whitt                   463

32        David Gilliland             458

33        Brett Moffitt                  378

34        Alex Bowman              377

35        Matt DiBenedetto        348

36        Michael Annett                        338

37        Josh Wise                   234

38        Jeb Burton                   182

39        Michael McDowell       176

40        Alex Kennedy              109

41        Reed Sorenson                       74

42        Bobby Labonte                        39

43        Brian Vickers               32

 

 

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